|Initial UK Release Date||12 May 2003|
|Initial UK Catalogue Number||Dark Horse/Parlophone CDRS 6601|
|Weeks On UK Chart (to date)||2|
|Peak UK Chart Position||37|
George’s first single for nearly fourteen years, and his last, to date, was released in the UK on the on 12 May 2003 and spent two weeks in the charts at numbers 37 and 51. It was not released in the US.
George’s son, Dhani, has said that the inspiration for the song came whilst he and George were in Hawaii They were walking by a beach and saw a sign that read, “If the wind blows, you can always adjust your sails, but, if you don’t know where you’re going, then any road will take you there”.
It was nominated for a Grammy in 2004 and, although it lost out to Justin Timberlake’s Cry Me A River in the Best Male Pop Vocal Performance category, the B side, Marwa Blues, won in the Best Pop Instrumental Performance category.
The song is notable for being one of the last songs George ever performed in public when he appeared on a VH1 special with Ravi Shankar in 1997 to help promote Ravi’s Chants Of India album. He did this song, the Traveling Wilburys song If You Belong To Me (which Bob Dylan sang on the album) and All Things Must Pass.
The CD release offers the same two tracks as the 7″ single but also adds a video of Any Road with the track set to archive footage of George. It is a UK/Europe release on Dark Horse/Parlophone with catalogue number CDRS 6601. Although this single wasn’t released in the US in any format a 3 track promo CD was released on Capitol in October 2002 containing the same 2 tracks as the UK release plus Rising Sun.
The pictures below are of my UK/Europe release. It is a 5″ CD in a slim jewel case. The CD, case (usual storage marks) and insert are in excellent condition.
Estimated Value : £5